Not content with having James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem as headliners, new London fest APE has bagged his Despacio project, too. Despacio is a project born out of Murphy and the brothers from Soulwax's mutual love of slow, lush disco from Ibiza's '80s heyday.
The project involves a set of ornate bespoke speakers, set up in the round, through which the trio play all-day. It's appeared all over the world sporadically over the last few years, including a stint at Lovebox a few years ago and a run at Hammersmith Town Hall – which saw waiters in tuxedos handing out orange segments to dancers. Oh, and natch: they play strictly vinyl only, darling. Check out a sneak peek below.
APE – or All Points East to abbreviation-avoiders – is a brand new festival taking over Victoria Park from May 25-27. Despacio's three-day residency adds another cherry to an already stellar line-up that includes The xx, Björk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lorde, Beck, Justice, Phoenix, Sampha and Father John Misty. Basically, it's going to be major.
Happy dancing! Tickets are available here.